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West Firle, Sussex

Historical Description

Firle, West, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands under Firle Beacon, 1½ mile SE of Glynde station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 4½ miles SE by E of Lewes, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Firle, under Lewes. The parish comprises 3429 acres; population of the civil parish, 530; of the ecclesiastical, with Beddingham, 984. Firle Place, a Tudor mansion, is the seat of Viscount Gage. Firle Beacon rises behind the residence, and commands a fine view of the coast. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Beddingham, in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £205 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Chichester alternately. The church has six brasses of the Gages from 1569 onward, has also some other monuments, and is very good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishWest Firle St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWest Firle 

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